September 2009

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on student life
Cover Story
Bridging a divide
Feature Stories
Hula Hoops, bubbles and plate tectonics
Leading by example
Clicking into UGA
The expanded Tate Center
Around the Arch
Best in show
Homicidal poisonings on the rise
Students spend a year on world’s longest book
Historic past unearthed
Med ed
Full bloom
No fish tales here
Autism education program expands
Putting the heat on high school sports
Kudos to Kupets
Nationwide Tour comes to UGA golf course
Arch news
UGA presence in the high court
Stimulus money funds curator
The day the music died
New Dawgs get taste of service learning
Former alumni relations director dies
Accreditation for Public Health
Fundraising record set
Researching PTSD and drug abuse
Lab rats and episodic memory
Can’t see the campus….for the trees
Going green with steam
Dormant fountains flow again
Picture this!
Stay connected with UGA
A decade old and going strong
Grass that thrives in sun and shade
Arch Partnership wins award
Tiny salamander makes a big splash
Alumni News & Events
Alumni Association Calendar
Alumni Profiles
Legal beagle?
All in the family
She rules the schools
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Class Notes Extras
In memory of Cayle Bywater
Ex-pat expert
Sweet Lantana
Arch trustee oversees public health interns in New York
Full of beans
Victor Profis
UGA law grad appointed to 11th Circuit Court
Atlanta alumni get new digs
Letter from Alumni Association President Vic Sullivan
Why I give
Back Page
Paige Carmichael

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Wanted to attend the spring commencement but couldn’t get to campus? No problem. You can find excerpts from the ceremony on YouTube.

Interested in what alumnus Maxine Clark (ABJ ’71), founder CEO of Build-a-Bear Workshop, has to say about Building a Company with Heart? Check out her presentation on iTunes.

Need the latest on construction at the Georgia Museum of Art or upcoming exhibits, go to Twitter.

More and more UGA departments and organizations are turning to social networking sites to reach out to students and alumni. Electronic media offers an immediacy that can’t be matched by print publications. And as state budgets continue to dwindle, magazine Web sites, Facebook pages and blogs are a more financially efficient way to stay in touch with alumni. Funding cuts have forced Georgia Magazine to trim its distribution list significantly in the past year. Fortunately, all of the content in the print magazine, as well as slide shows, additional photos and web-exclusive stories, is available on the magazine’s Web site.

The UGA Alumni Association also has been using electronic media to reach graduates. The association sends out a monthly e-newsletter as well as occasional reminders and updates about events. The emails are available to any alumnus, not just association members.

The Visitors Center maintains one of the university’s most active institution-wide social media sites.

The Visitors Center Facebook page is updated frequently with fun facts about the university as well as helpful information for students, alumni and potential new Bulldogs. You can see it at

For a list of social media outlets produced by UGA schools, colleges and departments, go to